Monthly Archives: May 2011
National Child Oral Health Survey is to investigate the impact of dental disease in child populations in Australia. Information from these surveys is used to provide evidence about variations in the level of dental disease and evaluate the effectiveness of dental services and various forms of prevention including the fluoridation of reticulated water supplies. Frequently […]
This survey reports annually on the state of oral health in Australia’s school-age children using data provided by State and Territory School Dental Services. The Child Dental Health Survey (CDHS) provides descriptive yearly epidemiological and service provision data concerning children’s dental health in Australia. Data for the report is derived from examinations of children enrolled […]
The Adult Dental Programs Survey monitors the oral health of cardholders as they attend for public‑funded dental treatment. The survey evaluates the oral health status of patients attending for care, their demographic and utilization characteristics, and profiles of services provided throughout the courses of care. The Adult Dental Programs Survey (ADPS) samples adult patients attending […]
ARCPOH is developing an Indigenous oral health collection with the assistance of State and Territory dental services and Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations. Memoranda of Understanding have been negotiated with some remote communities.
An investigation of oral health among Aboriginal people involved in a longitudinal study.
Caries Risk Assessment for South Australian Children (The University of Adelaide Scholarship and ADRF grant)
This study aims to explore factors that might affect the accuracy of clinicians’ judgement of caries risk level for South Australian children in school dental clinic.
Fluoride exposure, dental fluorosis and caries among South Australian children (Adelaide International Scholarship, The University of Adelaide)
The aim of this study is to determine risk factors for dental fluorosis among children of different age cohorts. The research project aims to explore possible changes in the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis in South Australian children after initiation of policies aiming to control excessive fluoride exposure. This project is nested in the […]
This research looks at understanding the bases of anxiety and fear, including dental fear, by employing a new cognitive model and will form the body of a PhD. It is proposed that fear is a direct result of perceptions of stimulus characteristics.
The extent to which water fluoridation has contributed to the considerable reduction of dental decay in children in recent times in Australia is unclear, due perhaps to the increasing availability of fluoride in other sources such as toothpaste, drops, tablets, and professional applications. It is proposed to monitor for approximately three years a sample of […]
The South Australian Dental Longitudinal Study (SADLS) has been the first comprehensive dental longitudinal study of older adults to be conducted in Australia. Participants were aged 60+ years at the 1991 baseline data collection, and were a random sample of community-dwelling older adults in urban Adelaide and rural Mount Gambier. The 11-year follow-up data collection […]